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Simplified and accelerated procedures - France



Order for payment procedures Order for payment procedures
1. Existence of an order for payment procedure 1.
1.1. Scope of the procedure 1.1.
a) What types of claims are eligible (e.g. only pecuniary claims, only contractual claims, etc)? a)
b) Is there an upper limit regarding the value of the claim? b)
c) Is the use of that procedure optional or obligatory? c)
d) Is the procedure available if the defendant lives in another Member State or in a third country? d)
1.2. Competent court 1.2.
1.3. Formal requirements 1.3.
a) Is the use of a standardised form obligatory? (Is yes, where can that form be obtained?) a)
b) Do I have to be represented by a lawyer? b)
c) In how much detail to I have to describe the reason for the claim? c)
d) Do I have to present written evidence of the claim at issue? If yes, which documents are admissible as proof? d)
1.4. Rejection of application 1.4.
1.5. Appeal 1.5.
1.6. Statement of opposition 1.6.
1.7. Effect of statement of opposition 1.7.
1.8. Effect of lack of statement of opposition 1.8.
a) What needs to be done in order to obtain an enforceable decision? a)
b) Is this decision final or is there still a possibility for the defendant to appeal against that decision? b)
Procedures relating to minor claims Procedures relating to minor claims
1. Existence of a special procedure for minor claims 1.
1.1. Scope of the procedure plus threshold 1.1.
1.2. Initiating the procedure 1.2.
1.3. Forms 1.3.
1.4. Legal aid 1.4.
1.5. Rules relating to the production of proof 1.5.
1.6. Written procedure 1.6.
1.7. Content of judgement 1.7.
1.8. Reimbursement of costs 1.8.
1.9. Possibility of appeal 1.9.


Further information

  • Site du Ministère de la Justice français (French Ministry of Justice site)
  • Site Légifrance français

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